Author Archives: Brigid Brown

Posts by Brigid Brown

Snapshot: Prince George’s First Year in Photos

Celebrating your child’s first birthday is a big deal for any couple. And when your lil’ one is third in line to the British throne, well, the world is just as excited.

10 British Things About Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, established in 1871, and named after the English city by the same name. A recent article talks about Birmingham, AL being the envy of Birmingham, England (sort of).

Cadbury Vending Machine Uses Facebook Details to Select Chocolates

Cadbury seems to be onto something, mashing up two obsessions, Facebook and chocolate.

The beloved British chocolate maker, founded in Birmingham in 1824, has taken its show on the road to Australia to test out a newfangled vending machine that determines users’ tastes by their Facebook likes and interests, reports MSN ...

‘Cloud Atlas’ Novelist Tweets Entire Short Story

People are so used to instant access these days, but English novelist David Mitchell is making readers wait for his latest short story, reports BBC News.

Brit Binge Watching: 10 British Titles to Watch on HBO GO

HBO GO is streaming TV at its finest with close to 50 British TV shows and films available for viewing online and on your phone via the HBO GO app. If you’re an HBO subscriber you can provide your details and sign up easily ...

Couple Create Magical 'Harry Potter' Wedding

A young couple were both so in love with J.K. Rowling’s wizarding stories, they figured what better way to express their love for each other on their wedding day than to invite Harry Potter, reports the U.

8 Idris Elba Talents You May Not Know

Twenty years prior to Idris Elba becoming a household name, he swung by his father’s factory and took a go-kart out for one last joyride. The next day he left for the U.S.

Brit Binge Watching: If You Like ‘Masters of Sex’ … Five Sexy Films Streaming Online

Showtime’s Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen (Twilight), makes its return with the second season premiering on Sunday, July 13 at 10pm Eastern. Sheen plays Dr.

10 British Things About Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa, is home to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at The University of Iowa. In 2009 Iowa City was deemed a City of Literature by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Snapshot: 9 Australian Actors Who Play Brits So Well

We’ve done posts featuring Americans playing Brits, Brits pulling off American roles and five standout performances by Canadians posing as Brits. Now, we’re heading Down Under.